Revolution Stadium Groundbreaking "12-24 months" Part VII

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  1. Alan

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    Behold. Revolution Stadium Groundbreaking "12-24 months" Part VII.

    Over 3,000 posts strong!

    As of today ...
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    Why this thread? It's a place to avoid 28 separate newbie threads on the subject, a place to keep track of other teams making progress on this front, and a place to track the final days, hours and minutes till the Big Announcement, or the drop dead silence when it passes as the Revs permanently become the sole remaining vestige of MLS 1.0, playing in an ill suited NFL outpost and strip mall.

    Tic toc.
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    Alan, I hate you.
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    Someone has to wipe that smile off your face! :laugh:
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  4. Kraft Out

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    Ok, I'll give you that Simms is better than Shalrie/Phelan. I'm not seeing the striker play, on the whole, any better than what they had last year. Sure, Sene is maybe better than all of the others, but his partnerships this season have been dreadful at best. All of the strikers last year were better than Brettschneider.


    I think the right wing play was better last year, especially with Zerka.

    I'm not doubting that the potential for progression is there. This team certainly seems to have a higher ceiling than last year. But until any of that potential is realized, this team is really no better off than it was.


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    I think, looking forward to next year, that this team should be in a much better position to start off the year than they were this year. It's not much, but at least it's a step.
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    Meanwhile, down in Houston ...

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    Ah, we see the real reason UH paid whatever they paid to get into the KSG gang...
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    Gridiron line painting on field brought to you by UH!
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    Being last let's us see what other teams have done wrong..and learn from that, right?

    I mean, think of what we can learn from MLS stalwart success stories Portland, Toronto and KC? =)
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    Interesting that it says they're having "serious" talks with Baltimore. DC fans can't be happy about that possibility still hanging out.

    Chivas USA and whoever the 20th expansion team is will have their own buildings before we go an entire MLS season with a Patriots-markings-free field at Gillette- let alone an SSS.
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    I still find it amusing to think about 3/4 years ago when our FO told us that these new teams learned from the Revs' (and other older teams) mistakes. Just curious when the Revs will learn from their own?
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    Putting United in Baltimore would be a huge mistake for them.
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    Imagine how much they can learn from the six or seven hundred folks who will be attending in a year or two at Gillette.

    But only if you give them free tickets to the game for eating at Tasting Wine Bar & Bistro at Patriots Place.
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    No, no--we're ahead of DC because we're going to be breaking ground before the end of the year.
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    Double dipping by Kraft..and you know what smelly stink end the Revs got!
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    Playing in Gillete Stadium guarantees Kraft will at least break even on Revs.
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    This assumes that several things occur , such as - 1) he continues to operate the on-field product on the cheap, meaning we will never sign any truly big players, the kind that could move the needle on attendance by virtue of their name, or have one of the larger team salaries in the league. I don't know where we are now, but I remember reading an article on ESPN before the season that we had the lowest payroll in the league. 2) That attendance doesn't drop to late-1990s Kansas City levels. 3) That he can attract big soccer events, like US-Spain or ManU-Revs. I don't doubt that Gillette will still see one of those here and there, but our stock has dropped a lot in regards to the big events vs. where we used to be.

    The sad thing, however, is that it seems like breaking even with this team is the organization's only concern. Figuring out a way to build an urban stadium, or getting 20,000-plus sized crowds to Gillette, would be an indication that they actually wanted to be leaders and do more than just break even and were willing to spend some money to do it.
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    As long as Sunil Gulati is running the show at the USSF, Gillette will be on the map for big soccer events. The Spain friendly was here despite all that's wrong here. The state of the Revs has no bearing on this at all.

    The longer time (and the status quo) the more I'm convinced ownership doesn't see this all as anything more than a summer date-filler, despite seeing what can happen in Seattle and Portland.
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    Please don't take this as trolling; it's not meant to be:
    This is what I don't understand. I get the bottom line, but how can he see what's been happening with the expansion teams since Toronto - not to mention the new RBA - and not say to himself, "I want to be a part of that. I want that here." Even if it's not a SSS, surely his ego would goad him into trying to replicate what's happening in Seattle. And even if it's not Kraft, himself, is there not someone in the soccer portion of the organization that has some inflence?
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    Kraft has spent 17 years surrounding himself with yes-men.

    And please don't worrying about being thought of as a troll. Your calm objective detached rationale makes far too much sense for any of the nonsense happening here in New England. That isn't your fault. The only trolls around here are the people who keep telling us everything is great.
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